Head of New Economics
Julie Richardson has over 20 years international experience working across a range of sectors and organisations covering different aspects of sustainable development. She has worked as a senior environmental policy advisor to the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and as Principal Sustainability Officer for Jonathon Porritt’s Forum for the Future. Here her work included advising the business sector on how to incorporate sustainability issues into their corporate strategy including measuring and reporting their wider social and environmental impacts.
In 2005, Julie was awarded an MSc in Holistic Science (with distinction) at Schumacher College and since then has undertaken a range of projects to show how new thinking in science can be applied to sustainable development. This includes a report for the Design Council on sustainable design in the UK and a scoping study on how holistic science can inform environmental policy making for the Environment Agency. More recently, Julie was appointed Director of the Landscope project at Dartington, The project arose out of work designed to demonstrate industrial ecology in practice.
Julie has published widely, including her most recent co-authored book, The Triple Bottom Line:Does It All Add Up?
The book highlights a fresh approach to organisational performance that takes account of environmental, social and economic impacts.
Julie is now course Director for the new MA in Economics for Transition – Achieving low carbon, high well-being, resilient economies
May 23 – 27, 2011 – A Science of Qualities: Celebrating Brian Goodwin’s Vision
July 11 – 15, 2011 – Rethinking Finance: Good Servant, Bad Master?
September, 2011 – MA in Economics for Transition